Lobos' offensive corps is solid, running back says

Lee Faria
August 16, 2017 10:31 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Since Bob Davie has been UNM's head coach, the Lobos have run the football. And they have done as well or better than every team in the Mountain West.


One of those guys that Davie needs to be solid is running back Richard McQuarley. He is the Lobos power back but showed the ability to make the big plays last season. McQuarley said the whole unit is solid.

"We have the running backs, of course, the whole unit," McQuarley said. "Lamar is taking the guys under his wing, the receivers catching unbelievable balls -- we're just looking good as a unit, as an offense. We just have to trust in the head coach and just trust in our coaches, period."

The Lobos want to use the passing game, but the key to the offense is the triple option. McQuarley is a big part of that. In past years, his bread-and-butter has been at the goal line, but he loves the triple option.

"[With] the triple option, everything is timing," he said. "So when one guy blocks the right way -- we have fast running backs and they're going to find a hole and hit it. By the time we look up, they are in the end zone. They are so fast. The timing is unbelievable."

The Lobos have four days off, but Davie did name the four players who will serve as captains for this season -- Lamar Jordan, Alex Hart, Blaise Fountain and Jake Rothschiller.

UNM opens the season on Sept. 2 second against Abilene Christian.


Lee Faria

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